Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Proposal: Proposed Competition (Paradox)

Procedurally vetoed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Sep 2010 13:17:17 UTC

Compitition description below-

The first Befuddled who, in a comment to this post, offers a logical resolution to the grandfather paradox (described below) will be awarded 1 IQ from each Befuddled entered in this compitition, 5 IQ from the creator of this compitition, and one Medal. A Beffuddled is considered entered in this compitition when they comment on this compitition using text. A comment that doesn’t contain any text will not be considered entered. Multiple entries will not be considered and the first entry of a Befuddled is all that will be considered in this compitition. If there is no resolution to this compitition within two weeks of its approval each entered Befuddled will transfer 2 IQ to the creator of this Compition.

Description of the Grandfather Paradox: A man travels back in time to before his grandfather met his grandmother and shoots his grandfather. Because his granfather is now dead, the man could not have traveled back in time. Because he didn’t travel back in time he didn’t kill his grandfather, he travels back in time. Because he traveled back in time he kills his granfather causing him not to be able to travel back in time…


Bucky: Proprietor

14-09-2010 03:40:18 UTC

against .  This doesn’t actually create a competition, it just describes one.

Darknight: he/him

14-09-2010 06:29:24 UTC


Kevan: he/him

14-09-2010 08:16:07 UTC

against There’s also no explanation of how “logical” an answer has to be. And it seems pretty easy to just cut-and-paste an already existing essay on the problem from somewhere else on the web, as your answer.


14-09-2010 12:05:34 UTC

Your right sorry, i am still trying to figure this thing out.  against

Kevan: he/him

14-09-2010 17:02:03 UTC

No problem, we’re all still trying to figure out how to make Competitions, and a lot of the veteran players haven’t even been brave enough to, yet. It was a good attempt, and I was only explaining my vote.


14-09-2010 17:40:47 UTC

Seems like a good competition at a glance, but that’s the flavor text box, so it’s not counted as part of the proposal.


14-09-2010 20:14:52 UTC

veto Procedural; have your slot back